Archive for May, 2013

Golf Tourney Benefits Educational Services

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
May
29

The 2nd Annual KTWU Golf Classic takes place this June 12th, all to benefit the educational services KTWU offers to children, teachers, and childcare providers. Join us at Prairie Band’s Firekeeper Golf Course with your friends for a great day of fun. Click READ MORE for complete information and registration.

NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT 2013

Monday, May 20th, 2013
May
20

On the eve of Memorial Day, join co-hosts Joe Mantegna (“Criminal Minds”) and Gary Sinise (“CSI: New York”) for a night of remembrance featuring an all-star line-up including THE VOICE artist Chris Mann (pictured) performing with the National Symphony Orchestra. The 24th annual broadcast of the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT airs live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, and to our troops around the world on the American Forces Network. Watch the concert on Sunday, May 26,  beginning at 7 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

NOVA Presents MANHUNT BOSTON BOMBERS

Monday, May 20th, 2013
May
20

NOVA premieres Manhunt – Boston Bombers, which examines the role modern technology—combined with old-fashioned detective work—played in finding the suspects responsible for two bomb blasts that went off at 117th Boston Marathon finish line. NOVA airs on Wednesday, May 29, 8 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

At 2:50pm on April 15, two bomb blasts turned the Boston Marathon finish line from a scene of triumph to tragedy, leaving three dead, hundreds injured, and a city gripped by heartbreak and terror. Less than five days later, the key suspects were identified. Soon one was dead, the other in custody. How did investigators transform the chaos of the bombing into a coherent trail of clues, pointing to the accused killers? NOVA follows the manhunt step by step, examining the role modern technology – combined with old-fashioned detective work – played in cracking the case. Given hundreds of hours of surveillance and bystander videos, how did agents spot the suspects in a sea of spectators? Why couldn’t facial recognition software I.D. the criminals? How much could bomb chemistry analysis, cell phone GPS, infrared imagery and crowd sourcing reveal about the secrets behind this horrific crime? With the help of top criminal investigators and anti-terrorism experts, NOVA explores which technological innovations worked – and which didn’t – in the most notorious case of today, and how the world of crime fighting could be transformed tomorrow.

MEL BROOKS: MAKE A NOISE

Friday, May 10th, 2013
May
10

“Mel Brooks: Make a Noise” profiles the larger-than-life, yet very private comedy giant. He has never authorized a biography and has always before requested that his friends not talk about him. Features new interviews with Brooks, Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Cloris Leachman, Carl Reiner and Joan Rivers. An AMERICAN MASTERS presentation, MEL BROOKS: MAKE A NOISE airs on Monday, May 20, at 8 p.m. on KTWU-HD – Digital Channel 11.1.

JAKE SHIMABUKURO: LIFE ON FOUR STRINGS

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
May
07

Follow ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro over the course of a musical season. Enjoy dynamic performances before sold-out crowds, intimate moments of life on the road and visits to Shimabukuro’s native Hawai’i, where he has risen from local hero to international star. JAKE SHIMABUKURO: LIFE ON FOUR STRINGS airs on Friday, May 10, 8 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1

Death on the Railroad on SECRETS OF THE DEAD

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
May
02

A classic story involving foul play, cover ups, a murder mystery and a voyage of discovery explains what happened to a group of Irish men who immigrated to America. SECRETS OF THE DEAD premieres “Death on the Railroad” on Wednesday, May 8 at 9 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1. In 1832, railroad contractor Philip Duffy hired 57 Irish immigrants to lay railroad tracks in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Less than two months after their arrival, all 57 were dead. Did they all die — as was widely believed — from cholera? Or were some murdered? In 2003, twin brothers who discovered a secret file among their grandfather’s papers investigated the deaths of these men and found the location of their final resting place. Using the latest forensic and scientific investigative techniques, DNA, forensic analysis, facial reconstruction and historical detective work in Ireland and the U.S., modern detectives and experts unravel this extraordinary story. Photo Credit: Smallbones